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After a too-long absence I stepped into the garden today and as usual was delighted by the fresh beauty awaiting me on this bright and sunny and warm fall Sunday.
At the back gate I noted the wonderful copper covering of the curved wooden element on the gate frame…to keep the water out of the wood I presume, and before long it will be as green as the gate but TODAY the copper shone in the sun…
The flowers I watched the volunteers plant in the spring are in their last real blaze…
and I then headed to the grape arbor to see the progress the builders have made. They are, bit by bit, replacing all the wooden elements without disturbing this key central bit of hardscape. It has been fascinating to watch…
They are even removing the comfy bench and lattice under the arbor (where I have spent a LOT of time looking and drawing)…here it is in spring
and today dismantled for repair and replacement…
and here’s a vintage shot of the arbor…
This week I hope to meet up with the builders and bring you more inside info…until then, watch out for those September spider webs!
Gretchen Carnaby said:
Wonderful post, Bonnie. THANKS so much for all you do so WELL.
The garden looked and felt great this morning…thank you for making this happen! See you Friday with all of the volunteers.
Such a beautiful garden! We enjoyed our visit immensely.
Oh David I was so sorry I missed you that night…glad you enjoyed the garden though, as it is a treasure.
Donna Shepard said:
Thanks, Bonnie for these up-date photos ! I have not been there for awhile and this was like doing that , only in the comfort of my chair in the early morn. You are so faithful—and I appreciate that—and you ! Thanks again !
Donna thanks for the kind words. Maybe you, like me, have been so busy, but the restorative nature of the garden can’t be overlooked.